• Seniors Housing M&A Market Comes to Life

    Welltower’s recent announcement of two portfolio sales at low cap rates during the pandemic bodes well for the market. It has been a quiet past few weeks in the seniors housing M&A market. Last week was the first time we can remember when we have gone an entire week without one announced acquisition. That leaves us worried as to the... Read More »
  • Newmark Knight Frank Handles Welltower’s $1.3 Billion Sale

    There were rumors circulating last month of a major portfolio sale by one of the healthcare REITs, and given the dearth of deals in May, we clung on to the promise of it. Well, on June 1, Welltower announced not one, but two large seniors housing portfolio dispositions, along with a major medical office building sale, all combined for a roughly... Read More »
  • Two REITs Provide COVID and Census Updates

    Welltower recently disclosed what has been happening at its large seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP), and we again give them credit for being transparent with investors as to the operating performance of its customers. In the second quarter through May 29, its SHOP portfolio has seen occupancy decline by 420 basis points. That’s the... Read More »
  • May’s M&A Meltdown

    The M&A statistics are in for May, and it was a doozy. Only 19 seniors housing and skilled nursing deals were publicly announced during the month, nearly half of which coming from the first quarter earnings reports of several public companies. Without those, we would have barely made it to double digits. You have to go back to July 2017 for... Read More »
  • Blueprint Closes Another LTC Properties Sale

    After representing LTC Properties in its five-phase sale of a 2,500-bed skilled nursing portfolio, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors went back to the well, handling LTC Properties and Senior Lifestyle Corp.’s sale of two large seniors housing campuses in Arizona. The deal closed on April 21, with Humair Sabir, Amy Sitzman and Jacob Gehl... Read More »
Inland Private Capital Corporation Makes First Seniors Housing Acquisition

Inland Private Capital Corporation Makes First Seniors Housing Acquisition

As part of its larger disposition/restructuring strategy, Capital Senior Living Corporation announced in its third quarter earnings report that it sold two non-core independent living communities in Peoria, Illinois and Springfield, Missouri, generating some healthy proceeds in the process. The communities sold for a combined $64.75 million, or nearly $205,000 per unit, resulting in $14.8 million of net cash proceeds and $44.4 million of mortgage debt off its books. Tim Cobb and Sabel Kaminski of Berkadia represented CSL in the transaction. Both built in the late-1990s and totaling around 215 units, these communities were both over 90% occupied, but rent growth was sluggish. They were in... Read More »
Evans Senior Investments Closes One In Their Backyard

Evans Senior Investments Closes One In Their Backyard

It is not often that a seniors housing brokerage firm can sell a community in their home town, but the Boulder, Colorado office of Evans Senior Investments was hired to sell a 54-unit independent living community in Boulder. The community, built in 2007, has been averaging an occupancy rate of 93% to 94%, but may have been slightly higher at closing. That high occupancy rate might have something to do with the fact that the majority of the units have two-bedrooms and the majority have more than 1,000 square feet inside the units. Rates range from about $3,000 to $4,500. With an operating margin close to 50%, this must be a very well-run community, since it is also quite small for... Read More »